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Mary Burns Leister

Mary Edna Burns Leister




Mary Edna Burns Leister, age 83, of Greenwood, and wife of the late Morris David Leister, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, at NHC Health Care of Greenwood.


Born in Laurens she was a daughter of the late Palmer Freeman and Blanche Todd Burns. She was a homemaker and a member of New Market Baptist Church in Greenwood.


Surviving are her children: Mary Elizabeth Leister Welborn and husband David of Tulsa, OK, David Burns Leister and wife Sharon of Easley, SC; grandchildren, Amanda Welborn Kinsch and husband Cody, Travis Michael Welborn, and Matthew David Leister.


In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by an infant sister.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Stanley Sprouse. A private burial will be held at Highland Home Baptist Church Cemetery.


The family will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel immediately following the service.


Memorials may be made to New Market Baptist Church, 906 Ninety Six Highway, Greenwood, SC 29646.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.



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To the family of Mary Edna, we are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in knowing she is in a better place and beside her love Morris.

Diane Lawson79 Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM

David, What a shock that God's plan was to take your Mom home Sunday night to be with your Dad and other loved ones to spend eternity!!! You yourself have been a God send to your Mom since your Dad's death!! Those of us who have been there for you both since then have witnessed you being an example of your Dad, Morris Leister,to your Mom and everyone around you!! Your Mom is at peace now!! You did everything you could to comfort her!! You showed your appreciation for her bringing you into the world!! What a devoted Son and true Man of God!! God will bless you David for your good works and commitment to God,your Dad and Mom!!! Praying for all yourfamilyduring this time In Christ Love, Barbara Sprouse

Barbara Sprouse Oct 1 2019 12:00 AM